Latest RMB bond news

  • QFII quota doubled ahead of index inclusions

    China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange expanded the total available quota for the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme, one of the country’s longest-standing capital markets access programmes. The move came before the upcoming further inclusions of Chinese securities in global investment indices.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Ireland eyes debut benchmark linker, Portugal set for Panda launch

    Ireland is looking at the possibility of issuing its first ever benchmark inflation linked bond in 2019, amid an expected surge in the euro public sector linker market this year. Meanwhile, Portugal is waiting for the final approval of its inaugural Panda bond, which will be sold as part of an Rmb6bn three year programme.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Growing foreign appeal of CGBs to turn tide on liquidity

    A jump in foreign holdings of Chinese government bonds (CGBs), combined with the upcoming inclusion of CGBs in global indices in April, is set to improve liquidity in the mainland’s secondary debt market and gradually widen the scope of international investor participation, writes Rebecca Feng.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Stricter rules coming for Chinese rating industry

    The National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (Nafmii) is gearing up to unveil new standards for the Chinese rating industry this year.

    • 09 Jan 2019
  • BEWG kicks off 2019 Panda issuance with long tenors

    Chinese state-owned energy company Beijing Enterprises Water Group (BEWG) is preparing its sixth Panda bond, and the first deal in the asset class for 2019, offering a Rmb1bn seven year and a Rmb1bn 10 year tranche.

    • 07 Jan 2019
  • Government and bank bonds take priority in Q1, pushing Pandas aside

    Panda bonds could take a back seat in the first quarter of 2019 due to the expected increase in issuance of local government bonds and as banks focus on their own funding needs, according to onshore DCM bankers.

    • 07 Jan 2019
  • China policy round-up: Xi’s speech disappoints, PBoC back to open market operations, China lowers holdings of US Treasuries

    In this round-up, Chinese president Xi Jinping’s speech at the celebration of China’s reform and opening up offered no concrete promises, the People’s Bank of China reopened the seven-day reverse repo after 36 days of suspension, and China dropped its holding of US government bonds for the fifth consecutive month.

    • 19 Dec 2018
  • Hungary’s second Panda looks like a club deal

    Hungary’s latest Panda looks, at least on paper, like a club deal rather than a genuine syndicated bond, with bankers disagreeing on how the deal might have played out in the market.

    • 18 Dec 2018
  • BOCGI to price 'unusual' Panda bond

    Bank of China Group Investment, a Hong Kong-based wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of China, will price a Rmb2bn ($290m) three year note on Tuesday. But some rivals have raised questions about whether the deal is a true funding exercise.

    • 17 Dec 2018
  • TMX’s China bond link aims to complement Bond Connect

    The depository arm of Canada’s TMX Group is testing a bond link with the Shanghai Clearing House, offering the latest way for foreign investors to access China’s onshore bond market. But while the new link will give Canadian and US investors more freedom to choose onshore dealers, it is unlikely to address some investors’ worries over privacy.

    • 13 Dec 2018

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 10-Jan-19 Beijing Enterprises Water Group China 2,000
2 18-Dec-18 Bank of China Group Investment China 2,000
3 17-Dec-18 Hungary Hungary 2,000
4 06-Dec-18 China Gas Holdings China 1,300
5 27-Nov-18 Daimler Germany 4,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 30.97
2 HSBC 18.82
3 Societe Generale 3.85
4 Bank of China (BOC) 3.68
5 Bank of Taiwan 3.30

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 03-Dec-18 Huzhou Communications Investment Group China 500
2 22-Nov-18 Bank of China Tokyo Branch (BOC Tokyo) China 800
3 15-Nov-18 RusHydro Russian Federation 1,500
4 13-Nov-18 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) China 1,000
5 19-Sep-18 Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) China 1,200